Online Degree Completion Program Detailed Description

Frequently Asked Questions

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Online Degree Completion Program at a Glance



Total Credits

120 total to graduate (Number of accepted transfer credits varies, but a minimum of 30 are required for program admittance.)

Tuition and Fees

MSU Online Only Tuition and Fees tables.


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Designed For

Individuals who have completed at least 30 credits of college but no 4-year degree.

Time Frame

Varies depending on the number of credits taken each semester.

Transfer Student Deadlines

Have all your materials/transcripts to MSU by these preferred dates:

  • July 1 for fall
  • December 1 for spring
  • May 1 for summer

Returning MSU Student Deadline

Submit your Intent to Register at least 30 days prior to registration for the term desired through MyInfo.  

Return to Learn

Return to Learn helps YOU, the returning scholar, from the day you think about coming back to school through your graduation and beyond.  

What You Will Earn

You will earn the same regionally accredited Montana State University degree that a student on the Bozeman campus is awarded. Your diploma and transcript are identical to those given to on-campus students.


Montana State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Liberal Studies Website

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies